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National Association of Educational Broadcasters 
Madison, Wisconsin - March 20, 1957 


The following program has been arranged by the NAEB as a part of the annual 
Radio Institute at Columbus, May 5 - 5. 

Monday, May 3 - 2:00 P.M. 


Presiding: Carl Menzer, WSUI 
Vice President, NAEB 


Roll call by Jos. F. Wright, WILL 
Four minute reports of current outstanding achievements 
in college broadcasting from coast to coast. 


H. B. McCarty, WHA, President NAEB 


Item I concerns every member! Information on who will be present to give re¬ 
ports, what topics are to be listed, whether reports to be read will be submitted, 
etc., should be sent to Mr. Wright without delay. The program must be made up. 

Send the data to Jos. F. Wright, Radio WILL, Champaign, Illinois. Don*t wait for a 
special invitation. Select the subject — and write it up. Four minutes, or 500 
words isn*t much; but enough in which to say a lot. 


The association will hold a closed meeting at the Ohio Institute on Monday 
evening, May 3. Among the items to be taken up are the matters of the recording 
equipment, transcription exchange service, the annual convention pirns, and other 
business which may be at hand. 


This is the time of year when program planners are busy on their schedules for 
next fall and winter. Now, while people are in their normal activities, before the 
examination time, and before potential broadcasters scatter for their summer vaca¬ 
tions, is a good time to lay the groundwork. 

More than ever before various teaching departments are wondering how they can 
adapt their material to radio. Conferences and discussions will help thorn to get 
started right. Why not visit the department heads and talk over the possibilities, 
give auditions to find suitable voices, select able writers, and work toward com¬ 
bining abilities. 

In most eVery department are younger men, the leaders of tomorrow, who have 
secret desires to try the radio. By working with them, some unusual features may 
be developed. Look now to the coming broadcasting season! 

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In addition to the fourteen paid up 1937 memberships recorded in the February 
News Letter, five more stations have been added to the list, Treasurer Brackett 
reports. They are: 

KFKU University of Kansas 

WRUF University of Florida 

KOAC Oregon Agricultural College 
KWSC Washington State College 

WCAL St. Olaf College 

Another report will be made in the April News Letter. 

KUSD - University of South Dakota . A forward step is reported here: 

Under the supervision of Dr. B.B. Brackett, director of radio and Dr. W. H. 
Jordan, head of the department of physics and chief radio operator, the new trans¬ 
mitter for KUSD has been completed and is now broadcasting regular programs for the 
University of South Dakota. The station has been off the air since November IS, 
1936, while this work has been in progress. 

The plans for this transmitter were worked out in detail by Robert E. Rawlins, 

student.from,Pierre. S,.D. 
diate direction of Rawlins, 

Construction work has been carried out under the imme- 
assisted by NYA students. 

While economy has been necessary, only the very best material has been used, 
and much shopping about has been done to secure the best material and parts that 
could be found for the prices paid. All outside construction work was according to 
definite specifications, and exact production required. The completed transmitter 
is a beautiful piece of work. If purchased assembled it would have cost well over 
$6000.00. Mth much of the l$bor not charged to the radio station, we fcave spent 
only about $<.000.00. The equipment now not only meets the present .requirements of 

the F.C.C.; but we believe, anticipates future requirements of the Commission and 
future developments desired by our own people. 

With a fine new studio and with new microphones and new speech control and 
mixing equipment, we expect to be able to put on the air broadcasts of great fidelity 
and excellent quality. 

The regular schedule for the present will be two full hours each week day, ex¬ 
cept Saturday, with the Sunday broadcasts not yet fully determined. 

Cleveland College , Western Reserve University . A new series of programs, 
"Biology; Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" is reported by Mrs. Grazella P. Shepherd. 
Done by Dr. J. Paul Vesscher, of the biology department, the broadcasts deal with 
spontaneous generation, heredity, photosynthesis, evolution, and environment.• They 
are heard over WHK, Cleveland. 

WNAD, University of Oklahoma . A clipping from Oklahoma* s "Sooner Magazine" for 
February does a neat bit of publicity for MAD. Two pages are devoted to the student¬ 
training phase of the station’s activity. The article "WNAD’s Graduates Are Making 
Good", by Homer Heck, gives information and pictures of the station’s former student 
workers. It is an impressive story of the vocational training value of student radio 

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WESG . Cornell - University . Charloo A. Taylor comes through with this informa¬ 

tion about the radio activities of Now York State College of Agriculture, at Cornell. 
"During the past year and a half one of the regular features on the farm program of 
WESG has been a topic entitled "As Farmers See It". This is a regular Saturday noon 
feature and about seventy-five different farmers have spoken in the series. We have 
been delighted with the response which these people have had, and we propose to con¬ 
tinue the series indefinitely. 

Each one of these farmers has carte blanche to come to the studio and paint the 
thing as he sees it. They seem to like the experience and I think it is a good 
thing for our program. 

In choosing farmers to invite, we consult with the extension specialists in 
the various departments of the college and they have been careful to pick farmers 
who have been successful in their own communities and are respected there. Such 
farmer u are not hard to find, of course, in this state." 

"The Cornell Radio Guild is nearing the completion of its second year on the 
air. This is a weekly program presented by the Cornell Radio Guild which is a reg¬ 
ularly organized student activity at Cornell University. It has the unusual feature 
of having been organized and operated by the students, especially those interested 
in dramatics, public speaking, and various musical organizations on the campus. It 
is, of course, aided by faculty advice when that advice is sought. The participants 
in the Radio Guild are chosen competitively, and it is noted that about one and a 
half times as many students try out for the Guild as try out for football. 

Western State Touchers College . Kalamazoo. In a brief letter W. G. Marburger 
says: "We are putting on two fifteen minute broadcasts a week over WKZO, a local 
commercial station. The programs are varied in nature, drawn from the fields of art, 
music, history, economics, science, liter*ture, etc. Approximately one-third of 
our programs are put on by students generally under faculty direction. The others 
are put on by different faculty members. 

We are experimenting with the use of recordings on these programs. Our first 
transcription programs were given on Feb. 11 and March 9. Another will occur on 
March 50. If we are as successful with these as we hope, it will be possible for 
us to present on our radio programs some of the outstanding personalities who come 
to our campus from time to time. Because of the inconvenience of our broadcasting 
period, we cannot do this at present." 

W1XAL , Boston . Massachusetts (International, short-wave, educational, non¬ 
commercial station). The microphones of W1XAL have entered the class-rooms of 
Harvard University. Short wave listeners may now hear regular University classes. A 
literature and history lecture is being used in the experiment. An early .issue of 
this News-Letter will report the results of the venture. 

With this News Letter is included a copy of President McCarty*s talk "The 
University Station Director Faces His Problems". Let’s have your comments. How does 
it fit your case? McCarty needs your guidance in planning his Ohio Institute state¬ 
ment on "Why The Educational Station?" Write him*. 

S.O.S . - Send On Some NEWS! Many station activities are 
not being reported. Send the news-notes and Exchange Packet 
material to H*A. Eng@l, Radio Hall, Madison, Wisconsin. Don't 
keep your accomplishments a secret — share them! 

Scanned from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Records 
at the Wisconsin Historical Society as part of 
"Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection." 

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